Eastman Chemical Hails Success of PSM’s Flamesheet
Eastman Chemical Company Announces Success of PSM’s Advanced FlameSheetTM Combustion System Installations at the 7F Users Group Conference
ORLANDO, FL – June 21st, 2016 – Eastman Chemical Company, declared PSM’s FlameSheetTM combustion system conversion project a “remarkable technical success”, during their 7F Users Group presentation, at the conference attended by over 220 industry professionals utilizing 7F gas turbines (GT’s). Chuck Goodson, Eastman Chemical Company’s Utilities Maintenance Area Manager, described to the conference why their company selected FlameSheetTM, implemented in 2015 on the two 7F GT’s at their Longview, Texas-based cogeneration facility and the collaboration between PSM and Eastman Chemical Company that enabled all project operational flexibility goals to be fully realized.
“Prior to installing FlameSheetTM, the plant could operate both GT’s to maximise output, but was exposed to low demand and low market pricing. When operating just one GT, the plant could meet the host electrical demands, but was unable to ramp to capture high market pricing,” said Jim Stark, Eastman Chemical Company’s Area Manager of Utilities-Cogeneration Operations. “FlameSheetTM’s extended turndown capability allows us to increase market participation with the full capability of the plant available while minimising exposure to unfavourable market conditions.”
Dr. Alex Hoffs, PSM President, said “Power generation market dynamics require GT power plants to operate in increasingly flexible operating windows. FlameSheetTM was developed with this in mind. With its extended turndown capability, as well as lower maintenance costs, reduced emissions, and significantly increased fuel flexibility, implementing FlameSheetTM technology, like Eastman Chemical Company did, can enable customers to implement strategic operational changes to increase profitability in their respective markets.”
FlameSheetTM is an innovative retrofittable combustion system, with operational flexibility characteristics aligned to dynamic & challenging power generation market needs. The FlameSheet™ combustor employs a 2-in-1 can-annular combustor concept. Leveraging patented fuel / air mixing concepts, FlameSheetTM provides up to a 30% GT operating load range increase while maintaining single digit NOx & CO emissions. Designed to operate up to 32,000 factored hours between inspections, FlameSheetTM is ideally suited for shale gas, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), or alternate fuel operation such as ethane, propane, and hydrogen to name a few – all with up to a 3x increase in Modified Wobbe Index (MWI) operational range compared to the current 7F combustion technology.
About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day. As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman Chemical Company is focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability. www.eastman.com
PSM (Power Systems Mfg., LLC), part of the Ansaldo Energia Group, is a leading aftermarket service provider for Multi-Platform OEM gas turbine power plants worldwide. Since 1999, PSM’s focus has been improving operability & life-cycle maintenance costs for gas turbine operators with own technology service solutions. www.psm.com
About Ansaldo Energia Group
Ansaldo Energia is a global supplier, installer and service provider for power generation plants and components and one of the leading players in the sector. It is a full-cycle, integrated operator, with the capabilities to build turnkey power plants on green field sites using its own technology and its own independent design, production, construction, commissioning and service resources. www.ansaldoenergia.com